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Old 07-05-2012, 4:57 PM
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Default Getting a new chief

The City of Desert Hot Springs is losing their chief to the town I call home.

From various articles it looks like Chief Williams has a solid record in both gang and narcotic enforcement, something that's needed here in spades. He also looks to have been something of a stabilizing influence at Desert Hot Springs, which apparently went through 10 chiefs in 10 years before he got there (wow) according to what I read. If Petaluma PD needs anything it's stabilizing. The interim chief, one of the two lieutenants (who both used to be captains prior to budget cutting), has been in role for three plus years while the city has dithered and ultimately passed both he and his peer over. There's been no small amount of infighting in the command staff as budgets have grown tighter and tighter. The street level morale is so-so, for a variety of reasons, with a heavy focus on grant driven activities.

Just wondering if any of you from out desert way have any non-confidential 411 on what kind of a shop Chief Williams runs and what kind of chief we can expect.
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